Scott Thon

President and CEO, AltaLink

Mr. Thon, 56, has served as AltaLink's president and CEO since 2002. For over 30 years he has held a variety of senior positions in the electricity industry, from operations and engineering to market design and financial management.

Mr. Thon is the Chair of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Board of Governors and Board Chair of Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Thon sits on not-for-profit boards, as Chair of Alberta Blue Cross and as a director of the Calgary Stampede Foundation. Mr. Thon is also maintains a seat on the boards of the Canadian Electricity Association and the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans.

In 2017, Mr. Thon was recognized by Business in Calgary magazine with their Leaders award. In 2013, Bow Valley College awarded Mr. Thon their Distinguished Citizen Award honouring his commitment to the College. In 2011, Mr. Thon was recognized by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his business and community leadership with the Sherrold Moore Award. In 2005, The Government of Alberta presented Mr. Thon with the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.

Mr. Thon is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, Mr. Thon completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program receiving his ICD.D designation.